President Trump nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to head the US Department of Agriculture, while Mastercard launched an East Africa agtech platform, and applications opened for two new accelerators.
A bumper week of fundings includes startups offering satellite imagery analysis, drones-as-a-software, milk products, wine e-commerce and more.
The accelerator, which is based in New York, selected eight startups from over 500 applications to take part in its 14-week program.
Awards, partnerships and agtech product trials dominate this week's industry brief.
The multi-sector accelerator program is launching its first agtech program alongside one for robotics and employs a different model to most.
A busy week of fundings saw $89m raised by startups offering technologies from farm-to-fork.
The White House, FDA, and NOAA made key moves that could impact the food & ag industry during the first few days of 2017.
Emerging market farm-to-consumer platforms joined a biotech company producing hypoallergenic peanuts, a precision ag startup, a an online seed retailer, and a large European meal kit delivery service.
A broad mix of startup news and industry updates make up this week's Ag Industry Brief.
The recent backing of Irish AI startup Nuritas by rock band U2 got us to thinking which other food and agtech startups have raised funding from celebrities. Here's a list of 39 we found.
A busy week of fundings as the year draws to a close includes food safety technology, insect farming, food waste technology, Indian supply chain technology and more.
AgBiome has received another grant from the Gates Foundation while a European accelerator plans to spend $1.26m on agri-food startups and Alphabet is planning to use drones to deliver food.
This funding marks Commercial Drone Fund’s fourth investment, but its first foray into ag-focused drone technologies.
Startup resources continue to grow with a new accelerator and two competitions launching last week.
This week's fundings range from a robot weeder manufacturer to an indoor ag company using shipping containers to a company producing smart plant pots.
According to a range of universities, agriculture -- ag technology in particular -- is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.
In honor of Thanksgiving, we use the iconic turkey dinner and customary side dishes to see just how technology is disrupting our food supply chain.
A Canadian company is finding a new use for the perfectly edible and equally nutritious produce seconds that often get thrown away: feeding fido.
Weather data company Pessl Instruments is collaborating with Huawei on releasing new products in 2017. Find out more and how Phytech is being deployed in Australia in this week's Ag Industry Brief.
Catch up on a diversified week of fundings in the food and agtech market as things start to heat up as we approach the end of the year.